Enlightenment Issue MADE Magazine - Page 8

MADEXXXX MADEART W H O ’S GOT NEXT MADE BY AJ LINTON MADE’S Rising Actors TO WATCH Woody McClain @woody_thegreat Woody McClain is an actor and comedian who is most commonly known for his role as Bobby Brown in the BET miniseries, The New Edition Story. What most don’t know is that Woody’s work to build his brand has been years in the making through his social media channels. His work to merge comedy through creativity and innovation is to be applauded. I mean, who doesn’t love his skits that involve our favorite friend blocker “Josh”. McClain, is now putting his efforts into taking his career as an actor to another level. Look for Woody McClain in the upcoming independent film, Canal Street and BET’s newest miniseries, Tales. Yaya DaCosta @yayadacosta Yaya DaCosta stole our hearts on Cycle 3 of America’s Next Top Model where she finished second. She then headed to the big screen starring opposite Antonio Banderas and Alfre Woodard in the dance film, Take The Lead. The career highlight as a rising actress in Hollywood was her lead starring role as Whitney Houston in the film, Whitney directed by Angela Bassett. DaCosta currently keeps us engaged Thursday nights on NBC where she stars as April Sexton on Chicago Med. Serayah @serayah Serayah is Hollywood’s most current “IT GIRL”. Starring as Tiana on FOX’s drama, Empire she continues to captivate audiences weekly through her beauty and talent. Serayah can be seen in her newest project, Burning Sands on Netflix where she stars as Angel. We are excited to watch the rise of a superstar. Sierra McClain @mynameissisi Sierra Aylina McClain is no stranger to Hollywood, she and her sisters (China and Lauryn) won us over in the 2007 Tyler Perry film Daddy’s Little Girls opposite Idris Elba, Gabrielle Union and Tracee Ellis Ross. Now forging her own path, McClain stars on Season 3, of FOX’s drama Empire as Nessa. It is wonderful to experience this young starlet make a name for herself in the entertainment industry. made-magazine.com | 8